Just last month, Jo Stanley and Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann were basking in the rare glow of exceptional radio ratings. So exceptional, in fact, they had won their FM timeslot against some of the brightest minds in the business.
The ratings told them they had snapped up an incredible 8.4 per cent share of the Melbourne breakfast market – 0.3 points clear Fifi, Fev and Byron on Fox FM.
Radio is a fickle business. Ratings reign supreme. And yet, within a matter of weeks, they were fired.
“Jo & Lehmo are professional, talented and entertaining broadcasters who have made a significant contribution to Gold 104.3 over their time with the station. Jo & Lehmo will remain on air until the end of 2017, with further details of the plans for Gold 104.3 to be announced shortly,” national content director Duncan Campbell said in a statement this week.